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today the mood was sunny and the talk was tough. president barack obama on his first official trip to israel since being elected in 2008. steve handelsman, the leaders called each other by their first names which observers say it was a good sign. >> reporter: looked like a love fest, janelle. that seems to suit both leaders. you could hardly tell that the president and the prime minister had a falling out over iran. they praised one another and seemed to agree at least in public about the military option. president obama reassured israelis terrified of iran getting nuclear weapons that if diplomacy fails, using force is possible. >> all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> reporter: benjamin netanyahu sounded pleased. >> that sums up our common view. >> reporter: no more questioning obama resolve. >> i'm absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclears. >> reporter: the president had gotten a warm welcome. netanyahu under pressure to end their public sparring. >>
recognizing same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal. after first defending the law, the obama administration switched sides and now says it's unconstitutional. both these cases come to the court in a political climate that's very different from what it was just four years ago when prop 8 was passed. janelle, raj. >> thanks, pete. >>> a bay area boy is now getting worldwide attention after preparing his own argument in favor of same-sex marriage and then sending it to the nation's highest court. 12-year-old daniel sent a letter to supreme court chief justice john roberts about next week's case. even though daniel and his sister have two dads, daniel feels he has a lot in common with the chief justice, who has two adopted children of his own. before mailing his letter to roberts, daniel read it on youtube with hopes of reaching all the justices. >> you and i both know that family goes deeper than blood. i was lucky to be adopted by two guys i can both call dad. >> it's never a good feeling to have your future in somebody else's hands. but we're nervous, you know, and we understa
faceback page. >>> happening now, president obama visiting with palestinian leaders in the west bank this morning. the president is holding a joint press conference now we are looking at live pictures this morning. the two men right now are discussing prospects for restarting peace talks with israel. a stark reminder of the violence in the mideast and it happened during president obama's visit. the europe cyprus bank, leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts the atms have withdraw limits. many are expressing anger over the union. >>> back home, happening now, crews in san jose at the scene of an early morning fire at a mobile home park. you've been there since 4:30, what's happening? >> that's about the same time that the fire started here at the manner mobile home mark, you can see that firefighters are still here on the scene, they're able to put out the fire, about 15 minutes ago and now they're investigating. to get more information, i'm joined by reggie williams what appears to have happened
open until a hearing to appeal that decision in may. mr. obama arrived at joint andrews in maryland, j >>> president obama is back home. he arrived in maryland a few hours ago after visiting idrail, the west bank -- israel, the west bank, and jordan. but it wasn't all business. the president managed to do some history-minute sight-seeing before he left. >> reporter: president obama, the tourist, walked through the ancient city of petra in jordan. >> spectacular. >> reporter: in iman, he met with king abdullah, and announced he's working to deliver an additional $200 million in aid to help jordan care for the more than 460,000 refugees. >> the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we've seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we do? >> reporter: president obama spent the first three days of his mid-east visit here in israel. he reaffirmed his commitment to the country's security and sat down through several meetings with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> reporter: president obama also used a speech to israeli students to make a direct appeal t
for a joint press conference with president obama and the israeli prime minister. we will join that press conference as soon as the gets started. prident obama traveling to voice support for israel. the president arriving this morning in tel aviv greeted by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and israel president perez. this marks mr. obama's very first trip to israel since becoming president. nbc's chuck todd is traveling with the president and he has this report. >> reporter: the president started his day in israel with the tour of the iron dome, which is the missile defense system that the u.s. government has actually funded a large part of. >> united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is within our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. >> reporter: the president's day is going to be heavy with meetings of israeli officials, the president, perez, prime minister netanyahu. the two of them will have a joint press conference where no do
exhibit until 4:00. former residents and guards are expected to attend. >> president obama makes his first visit to the west bank. what he is criticizing israel about. >> later, could big changes come to yosemite national park? why of the area's popular creature comforts are on >> happening now in southern california, a landslide is blocking northbound traffic along pacific coast highway. caltran officials believe it was caused by dirt that was saturated when a hose was left on bringing down trees, bushes, and lawn furniture. crews cleaning up the mess right now and expect to have all northbound lanes re-opened this evening. >> we have break news from santa cruz. the district attorney has announced criminal charges against a young woman who lied about being raped on the uc santa cruz campus. the 20-year-old woman from santa barbara has been charged with giving false information to police. investigators say she originally told them two months ago that she was walking on a campus trail and she was beaten and assaulted. a campus-wide alert was issued and a sketch of a suspect was released bas
on. >>> a state traditionally takes pride in gun ownership. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the econom
. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge westbound and on the high-rise, let's go back to the d
. is this it? one and done? >>> the critical item on president obama's agenda in israel. >> reporter: it's b.a.r.t. verses the birds. we'll tell you how much the agency is spending to keep their stations free and bird free. it may surprise you -- as "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> we're tracking developing news out of bethel island where a large fire that's burned two homes has flared up again. the fire first broke out at 2:30 this morning on taylor road. claudine wong is live on bethel island with more on why this fire is taking so long to control. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. they've attacked it from the front, from behind and now they are gonna talk it from above. take a look. one home was already destroyed by flames but this fire at this home has burned for more than four hours. you have firefighters on the ground shooting water up into the top level of this home. but it's just not getting to where it needs to get to. firefighters say what they are doing now is getten an
but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay a
'll explain. >>> it's happening now, in the middle east, president obama has a critical meeting on the west bank. channel 2 morning news continues >>> complete bay area news coverage starts now. this is ktvu. >> thursday morning, first full day of spring. >>> after graffiti threat was found in girl's bathroom since then, other schools have had to deal with other issues. and those three cases, the students are tracked town and facing harsh punishments that could include threats at a school. parents, you might want to pay close attention at this time because in some cases, the parents can face punishment. once again, we will be here as it happens, when students start to come out, we can get information about what they plan to do and how they plan to go about it in the latest going on in the threat. we're live in san mateo. >>> time now, 6:02, overnight news, a power outage knocked the lights out to 4300 customers, it started in new hall street. right now, only about 163 people are still without power. the p g and e crews are out there and say that the power should be back on by 10:00. so far
the region. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, is monitoring the trip. >> right now, president obama and palestinian prime minister are visiting a youth center. thethe young people are the rean the palestinians and israels cannot give up on peace said the president. but there was no peace, israeli police say mill taps fired rockets into southern israel and you can see the damage if this video. no one was hurt. israeli tv is saying israel will respond to the rockets but they did not specify how or when. >> president obama has been if the west bank if several hours this morning and he and president abbas had a working lunch and the news conference. president abbas describes the talks as "good" and president obama says change is possible but it will take time. >> what is true in the united states can be true here as well. we can make the changes but they will be have to be determined. we have to counsel. -- we have to have courage and break out of the old arguments. >> in israel, president obama and israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, visited the jerusalem museum home to the dea
:06. president obama continues his middle east trip today. schedule with both palistinians. the two held a joint news conference. deserve independent and sovereign state. >> the european central bank is giving cypress until monday to come up with a new plan to raise funds to avoid bankruptcy. cypress government leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts. the government ordered banks to stay closed until tuesday now to prevent people from withdrawing all their money. but atms are still operating with withdrawal limit. >> the issue, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much bet
available. live from san francisco. >>> happening now, president obama is visiting with palestinian leaders in the west bank this morning. president obama met with palestinian president and the two held a joint press conference coming up, what the president had to say about the prospects for a palestinian peace deal >>> the europe bank is giving cyprus until to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts they ordered the banks to stay closed. but atm's are operating with withdraw limits many are expressing anger against the union. >>> police investigating whether a suspect in the standoff with police was killed by police officers or if he killed himself. yesterday morning, about 11:30, police got a call saying that a man was waving a rifle. the suspect ran inside. he later smashed out a window and pointed a shotgun at them. that's when the police opened fire. we don't know if the suspect fired back >> they let off about 50 rounds and had it on the floor. >> you had to hit the deck >>
and is confident a full investigation will clear his name. >>> happening now president obama is wrapping up his three- day visit before heading to jordan. we want to show you new video of president obama visiting a holocaust museum in jerusalem. from there president obama heads to jordan the last stop on his mideast trip. >>> time is 4:36. today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closed. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they include concord, livermore, santa rosa, and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the country because of sequestration budget cuts. >>> there are more impacts on the way. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over t
will clear his name. >>> happening now president obama is wrapping up his three- day visit before heading to jordan. we want to show you new video of president obama visiting a holocaust museum in jerusalem. from there president obama heads to jordan the last stop on his mideast trip. >>> time is 4:36. today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closed. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they include concord, livermore, santa rosa, and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the country because of sequestration budget cuts. >>> there are more impacts on the way. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs
% of the electorate in the last year. 80% of latinos in california supported barack obama and other democratic candidates last year. that is the most lop sided turnout on record. so simply put no group was as helpful to the democrats in 2012 as latinos. >> republicans have been doing a lot of talk about quoting latinos. >> first soul searching and then action maybe. we say that finally because republicans have been discussing this lost opportunity since 2008 only to see only a worse outcome in 2012. now republicans are organizing to get back some of that vote. in california republicans have created something called grow elect. it is a new political action committee dedicated to identifying and cultivating latino candidates ranging from school board elections to maral campaigns. >> and the republicans are hoping for? >> to get back in theic politic game. just last week helped elect three latinos, races that were small, city council types. for the three winners it is the first time to experience support from the republican party. look for this group, grow elect to take on a more prominent role n
's nuclear threats to syria's chemical weapons. president obama has a full plate as he begins his first trip to israel since taking office. plus: i have great news south comcast is boosting their internet speed. anybody who uses comcast can experience these faster speeds for free. you just need to do one thing. coming up. . >> jacqueline: coming up on the stormtracker 4 radar. some returns but a bit of some drizzle that and foggy conditions. now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. controversial new ads coming to muni busses. with a message warning gays that muslims are homophobic. the ads will be placed on the sides of several muni buses and will go through town on different routes for the four weeks they will be in circulation. the city says the messages are protected by the bill of rights. >> tonight, police are looking for the head coach of a traveling bay area baseball team. he's suspected of molesting one teenaged boy. and secretly filming another in a bathroom. a 300-thousand dollar arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old joel kaufman of orinda. police say there may b
. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains
the feeling. captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >>> president obama's historic visit to israel. the question now, would america go to war to stop a nuclear weapon in iran? >>> a bay area community into panic mode organization. how you it turned out coming up. >>> police in the peninsula risk their lives in the name of traffic safety. >>> and a major rule change for the nfl. the new safety regulation and what it could mean for the future of hard-hitting football future of hard-hitting football well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. tonight overseas, president obama is in israel and this is the message he is sending that the united states wil
back in with james. >> 4:18 . again live pictures of the middle east. president obama and president abbas held a joint press conference at the presidential compound. >> they had a lunch and they are expected to step to the podium at about 4:20 about the next few minutes. >> in national news, the senate has passed a huge spending bill to fund the government through the end of september. that bill would avoid partial federal shutdown at the end of the month. and vote today in the house was in the measure to the president for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budget of every cabinet agency, and another $87 billion for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year according to a new labor report. but veterans still lag behind non veteran the job market. >> off the jobless rate for veterans who served in the military since the 911 terror attack drop by 2% in 2012. >> the puppeteer who gave sesame street elmo his voice is facing a disturbing lawsuit. a new one. a federal suit filed by sheldon stevens, cla
. president obama arrived early this morning and he is palestinian authority president had a working lunch and then the news conference began wrapping up as we speak. expectations are low for any type of breakthrough on the peace process but president obama abbas describes the talks as "good" and says palestinian is ready to implement agreements. here is what prove said moments ago. >> i returned to the west bank because the united states is deeply committed to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and indignities that come with it. >> i am watching the news conference right now which has ended and both presidents walked off the podium. later today, rebound and the palestinian prime minister will visit a youth center in ramallah >> it is 5:05. golden gate bridge district officials are holding a hearing to determine the maximum speed limit at the toll lazy when the bridge begins all electronic tolling. on wednesday the bridge will no longer accept cash at the toll lazy and drivers will not have to stop. officials
obama delivered today on the second day of his middle east trip. more from our world tonight. >>> raj, president obama urged both the israelis and palestinians to get back to the bargaining table and stop negotiating to negotiate. but president abbas is demanding they build jewish settlements. president obama agreed palestine must have its own state but said that israel must live in peace also. today, there were rocker s -- rockets today. >> they may as well reject the earth underneath them or the sky above, because israel is not going anywhere. >> president obama, speaking in front of a group of israeli students today, at the end of the night, mr. obama was awarded the medal of distinction, the first u.s. president to receive israel's highest honor. >>> and tomorrow, president obama will visit jordan and stay with king abdullah who is praising his visit. but protesters not happy. they burned the flag in the capitol city, upset with mr. obama's support for israel. >>> and iran angry at israel today, making destructive threats, today, their supreme leader, ayatollah saying that they w
to the state, the d.a., and the f.b.i. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli leaders. in a speech to israeli college students the president
the nation in rising home prices. >> new this morning, president obama pays tribute to victims of the holocaust. ahead, what is next for the commander in chief as he is ready to leave israel. >> a live look from highway 101 in the north bay where boulders have come down and are blocked all lanes of traffic headed to the golden gate bridge but now, traffic is getting through in the two left lanes. >> good morning, we have two separate sig-alerts. a live shot of sky 7, from the waldo tunnel. the tow truck is there hauling the cars away. boulders fell off the grade and on the road. cars obviously have slammed into them because they did not see it. it is very dark out there. c.h.p. is concerned the hill is unstable so they have two right lanes still coned off. you can get by in the two left lanes. this is southbound 101 coming from the waldo tunnel and the best alternate is to take either of golden gate ferry or the richmond san rafael bridge around to san francisco. and southbound 280, there is a fatal accident and c.h.p. and investigators are on the scene. the two right lanes, no
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taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip to the nation as president. is a is rallies are anxious to hear what obama has to say on america's commitment to the security of the jewish state. >> will be right back. that''s too much bacon. said nido one ever. baconacolia is back! now nowith even more bacon. come cmeelebrate our bacon obsession with all a new menu items like the bacon avocado omelette. only alyt denny's. >> and go morning. the top stories that we are following this wednesday, march 20th a. a large fire is burning right now on bethel island, why is this is so hard for cruised to knock down. >> a preschool is reopening this morning after being closed for staff training after allegations that a teacher taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> we are seeing heavy rain right now north of the golden gate bridge. the showers will taper off. there is really nothing for the mid peninsula. it looks like rain is north of concord heading into walnut creek. as we turn our attention to the north bay this is such a waited
. and the security of israel is nonnegotiatable. >> during a meeting with the israeli prime minister president obama discussed iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> all option are on the table. >> u.s. investigating a claim that rebel forces used chemical weapons in an attack. >> we intend to investigate what happened. >> the president using the trip to make a connection with the israeli people. today, planting a magnolia tree with israeli president simmon perez. the embassy released this video. and look at the body language as they joked during a news conference. >> there are very good looking young men who clearly got their looks from their mother. >> i can say the same of your daughter autos this is true. >> the president and prime minister discussed the peace process. mr. obama meets was the palestinian president on thursday. >> the presidential limo is going to be out of service during the stay in israel. the vehicle had to be towed away today. reports claim the car stopped running after the driver filled a tank with gas instead of diesel fuel. really is in the secret service says that is not
. >>> president obama spent the second day of his tour trying to jump start peace talks. president obama met with the palestinian president and have an obligation to work for peace. >> i've return to the west bank because the u.s. is deeply commit to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. >> the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily in dignities that come with it. >> afterward, president obama went to jerusleum and said they would always be here for them. >>> the united nations said it will report three chemical weapons attacks. say that are studying video coming out of syria showing patients being treated. the cia is always said to be using satellite imagery. both sides deny using them. >>> tucked away inside a cell, on the rock. i could think of better places to be. tonight we take you back to alcatraz 50 years to the day. the cell doors closed. >>> and a lengthy battle, find out why neighbors are so elated to find it reduced to rubble and who's fitting the bill. >>> back here in just a minute, we've got some clouds to talk about. how they
this live. president obama right there live just about to leave israel. heading to jordan. he's at the airport in tel aviv. he just spent 20 minutes meeting with benjamin netanyahu. the president is about to leave israel. heading to jordan. we'll have all the details coming up. >>> let's go back over to sal as we get closer to 7:00. >> we are looking at the toll plaza. there is a little bit of a wave here pam and dave westbound. it's not bad. if you are driving in san jose, southbound 280 we have the two right lanes closed. now to bill. >>> we are looking at temperatures today. they will be warmer than yesterday. that is a good thing. we'll see temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. current numbers outside low 40s. it will be a nice looking 24 hours when i get back on mornings on 2 at 7:00 we will show you the five-day forecast and the next chance for rain. >>> coming up on mornings on 2 the big story we've been telling you about is a deadly hit and run accident on a san jose freeway. >>> developing news in marin county. a rock slide causing big problems for drivers heading to t
that doesn't take a dime for his work. >>> president obama will visittize real this week for the first time as president. police in jerusalem are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since president bush's in 2009. some 15,000 personnel are being deployed. graffiti defaced posters of mr. obama but the subject matter is over a lack of mobile wireless in the region. >>> what you're about to see is a convention unlike any other. how it brought fans together this weekend, and why that creature remains so popular. >>> and rain is on its way for the bay area. we'll see how soon it will come. morning, brian! love your passat! um. listen, gary. i bought the last one. nice try. says right here you can get one for $199 a month. you can't believe the lame-stream media gary. they're all gone. maybe i'll get one. [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. you can't have the same car as me, gary! i'm gettin' one. nope! [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a passat. that'
they need to reach out to minorities especially latino voters who overwhelmingly supported president obama. republicans should tailor their message. >>> the message should be we are going to provide, opportunities, without regard to the color of your skin. >> reporter: it urges them to reach out to women. >> marketing politics is like a product you have to use messaging specific to the target to succeed. >> reporter: we asked voters downtown walnut creek. >> the generation my children are growing up and have a much different view of the world than the republican party of you know my generation or the generation before. > republicans are mired in the past i am republican i don't mind saying that. >> reporter: they hope to implement the new strategy in time for the 2014 election. in walnut creek. >>> a new survey finds california lawmakers are paid the highest basalry in the country. for 2012 it was more than $95,000 a year. in addition legislators received $30,000 in tax free per diem payments. the governor made less than 6 others around the country. he earned $173,000. the governor of pen
. during the 2008 presidential campaign she opposed gay marriage. president obama changed his mind on the issue leading up to last year's election. clinton's announcement is fueling speculation she is considering another reason for president. >>> fbi nearly solved, one of the most infamous crimes 23 years ago two thieves stole, 13 works of art from a museum in boston including, rembrant, and manet. agents know the identities of the thieves, but they have not been arrested and the art is still missing. >> they have confirmed the identity of those who entered the museum and others associated with the theft >> the art was traced to connecticut and philadelphia but don't know where it is now. someone may have bought it not realizing it was stolen. >>> former santa clara county supervisor, walked into a courtroom today disgraced and walked out as a convicted felon. he pleaded guilty to a dozen criminal charges for misusing $130,000 in county campaign funds he says that he used the money to feed what he called a gambling addiction. prosecutors said some of the so called campaign funds w
to leave for a three day visit to the middle east with lowered specifications. obama will depart on wednesday for israel where he hopes to smooth over relations with the prime minister binyamin netanyahu and will visit the wet bank. he will only spend a few hours meeting with palestinians. the latest poll published by israeli newspaper finds 38 percent define president obama's attitude to israel as "hostile." only ten percent view him as favorable. >> coming up the confusion that sent a car into a north bay store. >> the parking changes along a popular san francisco street that >> a massive wildfire continues to rage this morning in tennessee in the smoky mountains destroying dozens of cabins and threatening a neighborhood. 35 cabins have burned to the ground as crews from 25 different agencies battle the 300-acre fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. cabins have been evacuated and homeowners living on the other side of a ridge have been told to prepare to evacuate. no injuries have been reportd and no estimate on when the fire could be maintained. >> f.a.a. officials are inve
. >> president obama is on his way to the middle east. he's just hours away from landing in israel for the first time as commander in chief. the president took off from andrews air force base. officials setting a low expectation for the trip. president obama will meet with yahoo and then separately in the west bank before heading off to jordan. >> a new clue could help catch a copper thief. fremont investigators believe it may have been stolen and then used in a break in. thieves stole $25,000 worth of copper wire and then allegedly fled in this orange truck. you're urged to call fremont police. >> the city sweetening the pot. tonight, the city council agreed to give up millions of dollars in revenue if the 49ers end up hosting super bowl xl. the league says it will announce the home city in late may. >>> it is being built as the next antenna row. >> crews are working on a massive retail and residential village. nbc bay area is live with why not everyone is a big fan. >> well, jessica, supporters and opponents agree that traffic here in san antonio road is already bad. and critics of the develop
will be available soon. >>> president obama assured israel, and benjamin netanyaho, to a two-state solution to the conflict. tomorrow, president obama is expected to meet with the president in the west bank. >> on capitol hill, senators expressed concerns about privacy and law enforcement agencies are using or considering using drones. currently, alameda county and san francisco police department are considering using drones. she understanding the lure for drones but restrictions on them would be put in. >>> for the first time to get ready for the tournament games, new mexico state university fans came today to arrive in san jose's hp pavilion with plenty of chore. the aggies made the trip in style. >> getting the team here, they chartered a flight for the band members and the cheerleaders and everybody else. it's been so much fun. >> new mexico's opponent and its fans, the st. loui -- stshgs l st. louis. >> everyone's so thrilled and most people came from brooklyn. they were home for ten hours because we were at the conference and so it's just been minute by minute, just go, go, go. >> loc
the thermometer will go in a few minutes. >>> president obama met with israeli and palestinian leaders. mr. obama says middle east peace with two independent states is still possible. though admits it will be extremely difficult to achieve. he met with palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas in the west bank, and again with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. talks centered on how to jump-start the peace process. >>> a bay area woman is asking for your help tonight. she said someone stole her service dog right after she dozed off. she was on b.a.r.t. when it happened. karen lanahan said they were riding home. the two were on b.a.r.t. riding between san francisco and san bruno when she said she fell asleep and believes someone walked away with archie and his carrier. archie helps lanahan with her anxiety. she spent today putting up posters and searching for her dog. if you have any information about this, you're urged to call the local spca. >>> to the bay area proud series where we profile people who fill a need in the community. like feeding the hungry or finding homes
to the chief. >> catherine: president obama telling israelis that understanding, not force is the path for peace. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own (cheers & applause) >> catherine: he also had some advice for palestinians. grant lodes is here to tell us whether anyone is listening. >> judging by this picture, peace is a tough sell. palestinians greeted him with signs saying they want weapons, not presidential visits. day two of the president's visit began with a bang. militants fired a rocket from the gaza strip at a nearby israeli village. a few hours later, mr. obama arrived in the west bank, telling palestinian leaders there, >> we cannot give up on the search for peace, no matter how hard it is. >> reporter: palestine authority president machmoud abbas has said he will not negotiate was long as israel continues to build settlements on palestinian land. the president urged him to drop any pre=conditions, saying "when everything is settled ahead of time, there is no point for negotiations," after tha
correspondent tonight. thanks. >>> this was an important date for president obama in the middle east after visiting both israel and the west bank. he met with king abdullah of jordan, a country facing some very turbulent times of its own post-arab spring. there may be no stronger arab ally to the u.s. and israel than jordan. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president and has our report. >> reporter: jordan's welcome for the president featured camels and bagpipes. ♪ at king abdullah's palace, a greeting by jordan's future leader, the young crown prince, a freshman at georgetown. topping the agenda, the war next door in syria. refugees flooding across the border could soon account for 20% of jordan's population. >> so for the americans in the audience have the equivalent of 30 million refugees crossing into the united states. the possibility of that going up to 60 million by the end of the year. >> reporter: the president announced $200 million in aid but still was pressed by a jordanian reporter on why the u.s. wasn't taking military action. >> the united
, washington. >>> president obama is heading back to the united states after wrapping up his visit to the middle east. he visited petra in jordan before departing for the capital, amman. jordan was the last stop on president obama's four-day trip to israel and the palestinian territories. it was his first visit as president. new details surrounding san jose's tenth homicide of the year. police released a picture today of the man, did they suspect of stabbing a young mother to death on friday. the crime happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had been stocking sandra cruz for about two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves behind a 10-year-old son and was afraid of ramirez. she had a restraining order against him. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department, reporting these crimes, pulling out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it's unfortunate this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid him. >> investigat
, coaches, or parents broke the law by not speaking up about the attack. >> president obama is set to name a new labor secretary. reports are that thomas perez from the justice department will be nominated to head the labor department. he has strong support from latino and labor groups but could run into problems at the confirmation hearing from republicans. some g.o.p. lawmakers believe his tenure at the justice department was greatly influenced by political ideology. >> new details this morning in the ongoing san francisco symphony strike. the east coast tour which included a date at new york's carnegie hall is now canceled. according to the management, the musicians reject add federal mediator's proposal to resume laying during a cooling off period while negotiations continue. in a statement issued last night, musicians say the strike will continue until they get a contract that honors their contributions to the symphony. the musicians are unhappy with a ropal by management that would include a pay freeze in the first year. >> the meat and poultry tremendous is pushing back against the
. >>> president barack obama will be focusing on fundraising. what president barack obama hopes to achieve by giving money to candidates for next year. >>> we learned about a planned attack at a florida university. >>> traffic looks good on the willow pass grade, we will tell you more straight ahead. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. . >>> we have new details about an attack on central florida. this former student pulled a an alarm and -- pulled an alarm and his roommate called police when a student pointed a gun at him. when police arrived they found the student dead of a gunshot wound and four homemade bombs. >>> a gruesome be heading of a wall street journal businessman was be headed. he was captured in pakistan and was later killed. a former leader was captured yesterday although he did not carry out the actual be heading. daniel pearl was captured to win freedom for al qaeda members being held at guantanamo bay. >>> it shows a simulated attack on the white house and capitol hill. kyla campbell has more on the different opinions of what experts are sa
obama receive aid medal of distinction this evening in jerusalem. the day included a speech at the university of jer ruse limb. the president made an appeal for israel to recognize that compromise will beness troy achieve lasting security. >> only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. >> president obama told students the u.s. is the best friend of the country and will never back down on commitment to the defense. the president traveled to the west bank where he urged president abbas to relaunch peace talk was israel. >> a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open is now awaiting president obama's signature. house passed a bill side stepping a threat of a shut down. the measure funding operating budgets of every cabinet agency throughout end of september. leaving in place automatic cuts to domestic programs but does ease the impact of other cuts. effort underway a bill in san francisco would require state and local authorities to get a warrant to hand over your e mails. c
been lifted. >> overseas, president barack obama is wrapping up his three day trip to israel this morning. this is video of campaign respect to heroes of the jewish state and to victims of the holocaust. the president's next has to jordan. >> this morning we are continuing to monitor the school bread that was made against the san mateo high school the force police to increase patrols near the campus. posted on the internet and mentioned the arsonist day. will tran is live at aragon high school and tells us why police are still there. >> we see some parents are here to drop off their students. school is expected to start and about 30 minutes. that will have police presence inside the school and outside the school. because we live in an age where the schools get the affirmation how quickly they told the parents than half of them kept their children and home. we was see how this plays out today to see whether not parents to keep children home today. >> wednesday morning a student at the school noticed a suspicious postings on its face book page and it was an anonymous page. they
.com/interview. >>> president obama is wrapping up his last day in jordan tonight. the king expressed concerns about the civil war in syria. he says the small country is taking in 7,000 refugees every day. 460,000 in the past two years. president obama has pledged millions of dollars in aid. mr. obama answered a question from the audience about why the u.s. hasn't used force against the regime. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in military then it is criticized and if it doesn't then people say why aren't you. >> earlier in the the day the president visited the church of the nativity with palestinian leader. the holocaust memorial with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before president obama left israel diplomatic kudos to him. he was able to persuade netanyahu to apologize. the two allies have had an icy relationship. >>> small airports are being forced to close the air traffic control as the latest fallout in the sequester cuts. the faa has ordered 149 control towers to shut down beginning in just the next couple of weeks. most of our local airports were spare td. sacr
, the thoughts of president obama three months after the sandy hook elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> an exhausted senate finally passed a budget after a stroint middle of the night. >> the ayes are 50, the nays are 49, and the concurrent resolution is agreed to. >> the vote was for the most part down party lines. the budget poses a trillion dollars in tax increases with modest spending cuts. it is going to go to the republican controlled house where all expectations are that it will be rejected. republican senators had proposed dozens of amendments. >>> it's a least rare occurrence in history. this morning more than 1,000 people gathered outside the papal retreat near rome. they were hoping to catch a glimpse of pope francis. he went there to eat lunch with his predecessor. vatican observers say they may discuss security leaks. >>> rosemary, i gotta tell you, allergies are killing me. >> spring has sprung. you are right, we are going to have another beautiful day out there. temperatures will be on the mild side and in some cases, will reach near 70 degrees. the offi
to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed proper
. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed properly and you have studies on that the democratic side w
rockets into the border town reportedly targeting rebel fighters. the obama administration announced it won't stop its allies from arming those rebels. >>> another volatile region is preparing for a visit from president obama. israel is rolling out the red carpet for mr. obama's arrival on wednesday. the president will visit israel, the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> vice president joe biden is in rome to attend the installuation mass. crews are working to prepare for tomorrow's ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. >>> back here in the states, chilling new details about the young man who gunned down 20 children in the newtown massacre. the new york daily news said adam lanza kept a large spreadsheet seven feet long detailing mass murders from the past. a special panel released the preliminary report. recommended universal background checks, a ban on high capacity magazines and more school security specifically classroom doors that can be locked from the inside. >>> another possible mass murder averted. police say 30-year-old james was
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